Duck, Duck, Duck, Burger!

Duck Burger  ©Diane Eblin

Duck Burger ©Diane Eblin

This summer I’m working really hard to clear out our freezer, use everything in there and buy as few groceries as possible.  This helps save money which is what you will find at Nourishing Grourmet’s Pennwise Platter Thursday.

I’ve had this box of duck breasts that have been on my menu, but I’ve just not actually cooked it.  Once I figured out I would make a burger with the duck, cooking it became a reality.  Now since I don’t eat or cook duck very often I’m not use to combining flavors so this was a shot in the dark.  The verdict, we loved them.  I served the duck burger on top of a fresh slaw tossed with a vinaigrette.  A wonderful gluten free and dairy free dinner.

Duck in processor I don’t have a grinder but I do have a food processor.  I put the two duck breasts, skin on, into the food processor and turned it on.  I let it process enough to get most of the meat and skin ground up.  There were a few large pieces of skin that did not grind that I pulled out.  Just make sure you don’t let the processor run too long or you’ll end up with a paste like meat.  I mixed the burgers in a separate bowl and formed 3 patties.

Duck burger products

products used

Ingredients:

2 duck breasts ground in food processor with skin on

1/4 cup diced red onion

2 cloves of garlic minced

1 tsp fresh ginger minced

1 tsp gluten free soy sauce

1 tsp toasted sesame seed oil

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp ground star anise

Salt & pepper to taste

Simple Asian Slaw

©Diane Eblin

©Diane Eblin

1/2 – 3/4 sliced napa cabbage

1/3 large jimica Julianned or matchsticks

handful of enoki mushrooms

large handful of shredded carrots

1/2 fresh lime juiced

4-6 tsp extra virgin olive oil

3 tsp toasted sesame seed oil

4-6 tsp vinegar, used champagne but ume plum vinegar would be good too

1 tsp ginger grated on micro plane

1 glove garlic grated on micro plane

1-2 tsp toasted sesame seeds

1-2 tsp black sesame seeds

I also served a gluten free, soy free vegetarian burger with the slaw for my oldest son.

©Diane Eblin

©Diane Eblin

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10 Responses to Duck, Duck, Duck, Burger!

  1. Kimi @ The Nourishin July 2, 2009 at 5:52 am #

    WOW! How gourmet. :-) Looks very beautiful and yummy. I also buy things for the freezer when they are on sale. Helps so much for the budget! Thanks for being part of the carnival!

    • Diane July 2, 2009 at 2:22 pm #

      Kimi- Fun blog carnival theme! Glad I could share my freezer cooking with you. It's been fun creating different things than I normally would. Good luck with Mr. Linky on your blog. It's working fine now as long as you have the gold account. So worth it. Less work. Hope you'll join in on Friday Foodie Fix sometime too.

  2. gfe--gluten free eas July 2, 2009 at 7:10 am #

    Great title! It brought back memories from recess in my teaching days. ;-) I did hate that game though and I'm sure the kids did, too! LOL

    What a great idea to make the duck into burgers! Food processors can do amazing things sometimes. I bet they were delicious. Love the ingredients, especially the red onion for its particular zip. :-)

    Thanks, Diane!

    Shirley

    • Diane July 2, 2009 at 2:25 pm #

      Shirley- Wow, a teacher. What else have you done? When you're out camping this weekend grab some duck and throw it on the grill. Of course it's hard to plug in a food processor out by the camp fire but hey, why not do it the old fashion way, two knives. Have a good time. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. gfe--gluten free easily July 2, 2009 at 11:10 am #

    Great title! It brought back memories from recess in my teaching days. ;-) I did hate that game though and I’m sure the kids did, too! LOL

    What a great idea to make the duck into burgers! Food processors can do amazing things sometimes. I bet they were delicious. Love the ingredients, especially the red onion for its particular zip. :-)

    Thanks, Diane!
    Shirley

    • Diane July 2, 2009 at 6:25 pm #

      Shirley- Wow, a teacher. What else have you done? When you’re out camping this weekend grab some duck and throw it on the grill. Of course it’s hard to plug in a food processor out by the camp fire but hey, why not do it the old fashion way, two knives. Have a good time. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet July 2, 2009 at 3:52 pm #

    WOW! How gourmet. :-) Looks very beautiful and yummy. I also buy things for the freezer when they are on sale. Helps so much for the budget! Thanks for being part of the carnival!

    • Diane July 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm #

      Kimi- Fun blog carnival theme! Glad I could share my freezer cooking with you. It’s been fun creating different things than I normally would. Good luck with Mr. Linky on your blog. It’s working fine now as long as you have the gold account. So worth it. Less work. Hope you’ll join in on Friday Foodie Fix sometime too.

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